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MiniMonos says Farewell @Minimonos

Hey Monkeys,

as you may have heard, MiniMonos will be closing its gates on May 12th. MiniMonos has been a great game and I would like to thank all the current and resigned staff (old EcoMom, AlwaysMonkeys, MissDawg etc.) I was digging through old posts here on MiniMonosExpress and found some posts and images all the way back to 2010 (Alpha) as well as some others!

Here are some pictures:

Original MiniMonos Island:

I like pie!






Map before:









Map now:

Pie table at treehouses!:

pie rules







Now for the posts:

Mutt’s Gallery release!

robots release!

One of the very first pies!

Pirate Weekend!

Beta Bananza!

EcoMonkeys introduced!

Very first Pirates vs. Ninjas Party!

Traderz Storeroom release

Egyptian updates!

MaxiMonkeys introduced!

Traderz show decks and ninja showdown release

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!

1 million monkeys!

All in all, MiniMonos has come a very long way from 2010 to what it is today!

This blog and it’s pages will remain up for memories 🙂 I also have zip files of characters and alpha items from the first MiniMonos Wiki so if you are interested just leave a comment with your email or send me a tweet on twitter @hayitsyawn

Original post from the Go Bananas Blog:

Hey there Monkeys,

It is with great sadness that I must announce the closure of the online virtual world, as of Sunday, May 12th 2013.  MiniMonos has been a huge joy and massive amounts of work by many people.  We can no longer keep the world going, and develop the apps that we are so excited about at the same time.

BuddiesEveryday for the last four years we have been delighted, moved, and inspired by the community of kids who are part of MiniMonos.  Our team has worked so hard to make the world what it is because we are excited by what kids can do to make the world a better place.

Almost 1500 of you have had eco- projects approved.  Hundreds of awesome monkeys have commented on our blog, written guest posts, created your own fan blogs, and contributed art and fun into our world.  You have helped us to adopt orangutans through Orangutan Outreach, made donations to Born Free Foundation’s Lion projectWWF’s Tiger Initiative and helped provide clean water for other kids in India with Buy1Give1!  You monkeys are amazing people!

Thank you awesome monkeys for the love you have shown us, and each other.  You are the most inspiring group of people I have ever had the joy of knowing and monkeying around with.

Like us, many of you will be sad, disappointed, and maybe even angry at this news.  Those are normal and OK feelings to have.  We have been feeling the same way!  I hope you use these last few weeks of MiniMonos to hang out with your friends, complete the levels and make some last memories of the world.  Get together with your friends and party on… Bananatastic will be hosting parties right until the last day!
We hope you will take pictures and post your memories to our blog, and tweet us too!  If you send us some of your favourite pictures, we will post them online.  I still have some wonderful screenshots (remember the first 50 monkeys? The first x-powers?), and I would love to be able to collect yours too.  Please send your screenshots and pictures to us at

We will be planning some big events coming up to the last weekend and will keep you posted on what those are!  We will be having a HUGE party on the 12th, keep an eye out for details.  We are hoping that a lot of the staff will be around that day to party up and say goodbye.

We are really sad to say goodbye to the virtual world, but super excited about what a difference you will make in the real world.

— AlphaMonkey and The MiniMonos Team


Please email any queries to


Epic Earth Day Weekend!


In celebration of Earth Day on Monday on April 22nd, we’re going to be partying ALL weekend on MiniMonos!

Bananatastic will be hosting HEAPS of pop-up parties with EPIC prizes!

Grab your buddies, gift EPIC earth xPowers to eachother, and get ready for an EPIC Earth Day weekend!

BONUS ‘Go Macaws’ xPowers!


All of your buddies will be FLYING around with excitement once they see your NEW ‘Go Macaws’ xPowers!

Purchase Shells, Banana Chips or a MiniMonos Gold membership between now and midday on Monday and get 40 BONUS ‘Go Macaws’ on MiniMonos!

Offer ends midday Monday April 22nd, Monkey Time (GMT).

Win a RARE MonkeyMe iPhone Case!


What is your favorite item or pack on our new app, MonkeyMe? Everymonkey who lets us know will be put in the draw to win a REAL MiniMonos iPhone case!

In addition, everymonkey who tells us what MonkeyMe item they think is bananamazing will win 1,000 Banana Chips on MiniMonos!

Let us know your favorite items soon… the contest ends April 22nd! Click here for more information on how to enter this EPIC contest!

Monday Mix-up: Our favorite fashions!

Here’s a mix-up of our favorite fashions this week from our new app MonkeyMe and MiniMonos island!

Snowbody knows how to rock a Snowboard like Xmanhunter and Caitlin1998!


Let’s make some noise and BUG OUT for these awesome outfits!


Silly faces and viking helmets are a perfect match!


VIPER, Tipski, and Jas1206 paint themselves pink!


Do you know anymonkey that always rocks a cool outfit? Give them a shout out in the comments below!

Eco Hero updates on MiniMonos!

HeroPowersJump into the GOLD ONLY VIP room at Bimini Rocks this weekend to pick up NEW Hero xPowers!

Guardian, Inventor, and Warrior xPowers will be avaliable to grab as you visit the VIP room!

There’s a new mission for all monkeys who are following the Way of the Guardian. Help save mother macaw to earn Guardian XPs during Wildlife Rescue!


Have you picked up your Hero xPowers from the VIP room yet? 

BONUS Beefeater Costume!

Jump around in this EPIC Beef Eater costume this weekend when you make a purchase on MiniMonos!

Purchase Shells, Banana Chips or a MiniMonos Gold membership between now and midday on Monday and get a BONUS Beef Eater costume on MiniMonos!

Offer ends midday Monday April 8th, Monkey Time (GMT).

Have you tried MonkeyMe yet? We want to hear from you!

Have you tried our NEW iOS app, MonkeyMe?

Get MonkeyMe now!It’s FREE to download now!

You can style a monkey, enter it in the daily competition, and vote on other monkeys!  It’s monkeylicious!

After you’ve given MonkeyMe a try,please rate & review it in the app store on iTunes for us!

Writing a review and rating will only take a few seconds, and we would LOVE to hear what YOU think!

Happy MonkeyMe-ing!

World Book Day Giveaway Winners!

On March 7th, we celebrated World Book Day, which encourages all over the world to pick up a book and start reading!

We teamed up with some bananatastic authors for two World Book Day giveaways, and it’s time to announce the winners!

Horrid_Henry_Monkey1After reading our Interview with Francesca Simon,Bluie9 won a prize pack filled with Horrid Henrybooks by Francesca Simon AND a 1 Month MiniMonos Gold Membership!

LizPichonBookPack2COLOURDynamo12 was the lucky monkey who won our second giveaway! He won a 1-Month Membership and a pack of books byLiz Pichon, author of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates!  Check out our Interview with Liz Pichon here!

We would like to thank Liz Pichon and Francesca Simon for helping us celebrate World Book Day 2013!

Are you currently reading any awesome books? Let us know in the comments below!

RARE MiniMonos Warrior T-Shirt Winner!

It’s time to announce which of you hard-working Heroes is the latest lucky monkey to win an EPIC MiniMonos Warrior T-Shirt from the new MiniMonos Shop!

Well done to Russell1234, Conradredrose and Tipski for reaching Level 25 or higher. That is some EPIC effort, monkeys!


The lucky Warrior T-shirt winner is: Conradredrose!

Keep an eye on your email for a message from Manx!

What’s your favorite game to play while leveling up your Hero Ways? Leave a comment and let us know!